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Latham quits as Australian Labor leader

February 20th, 2018

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

AUSTRALIA –Following hospitalisation for pancreatitis and ongoing speculation about his leadership, Mark Latham has resigned from his roles as leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and also the Federal Member for Werriwa. He cited as reasons the media harassment, and a desire to put his family and health first.

Mr Latham became leader of the ALP just over a year ago, on 2 December, 2003, leading the party during the October 2004 federal election. He was hospitalised in the run-up to that election, also for treatment of pancreatitis. Following the defeat of his party, his leadership increasingly came under question.

He fell ill a second time almost simultaneously with last year’s Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. His failure to issue a statement on the tsunami drew criticism from the media and calls for his resignation from within his own party, even after it was revealed that he had been incapacitated at the time.

Mr Latham’s resignation sidesteps the possibility of a leadership challenge by other members of the party and leaves no clear successor.

Submitted by: Christine Barton

Atlantic City is an adventure playground that can be found within the Atlantic County of the state of New Jersey. The city is ultimately most famous for its boardwalk, casino gambling, sandy beaches,and shopping centers and of course its spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. A rather unknown fact is that it is also the inspiration for the ever popular board game, Monopoly.

This resort community is located on Absecon Island and is literally surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It also enjoys a close proximity to Philadelphia, which makes it a great place to escape to for a weekend, or longer if so desired. Essentially, a weekend won’t be enough time to discover all that Atlantic City has to offer, but if that is all the time you have to spare, be sure to at least check out these amazing attractions.

1. Atlantic City Boardwalk

The local boardwalk is essentially the backbone of this seaside resort city. The walk was originally built in 1870 with an aim to reduce the amount of sand visitors dredged into the seaside motels. Today it provides access to hotels, resorts, shops, casinos, and more, making it the most visited part of the city. Several piers stem out from the actual board walk and offer interesting attractions and activities that are suitable for the entire family.

The boardwalk spans for a total or 4.12 miles, making it one of the world’s largest board walks. The walk allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlantic City, while at the same time permitting you to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh sea breeze.

2. Steel Pier

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Although there are many piers jutting out of the boardwalk, one in particular stands out to tourists. Home to a world class amusement park, Steel Pier offers fun filled thrills for the entire family. While at Steel Pier you can choose to visit the many amusement games or just take a stroll along the pier, taking in the sights and sounds.

However, if you have brought the kids with you, they won’t want to miss out on all the fun and exciting attractions of the amusement park. Popular rides and attractions here include the Crazy Mouse Coaster, Sea Dragon, Ferris wheel, helicopter rides and the Grand Prix Go Karts. The live thrill shows are also extremely popular and will truly amaze and excite you.

3. Atlantic City Historical Museum

To experience the culturally diverse and exciting history of Atlantic City, be sure to pay a visit to the local historical museum. This stunning masterpiece of modern history is home to vintage photographs, local artifacts and a highly regarded video presentation. The permanent exhibition here is entitled “Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation” and displays artifacts, costumes, photographs, song sheets, postcards, souvenirs, and an array of Miss America memorabilia.

This museum is located on the Garden Pier, just off the boardwalk and free admission and car parking make it an even greater place to visit. This is definitely a must-see if local history and culture is what you are after.

4. Atlantic City Aquarium

The fact that Atlantic City is nestled right on the shores of the ocean is an indicator of the importance of marine life here. This is most evident at the Atlantic City Aquarium, which is home to a diverse range of marine species. This aquarium offers something for kids of all ages and is home to over 18 aquarium tanks.

Sea creatures indigenous to New Jersey waters and the Mid-Atlantic region have found a pleasant home here. Popular exhibits to visit include the Live Water Feeding Show, Clownfish and Anemones, Fish of the Amazon River, Fish of the Indo-Pacific, Live Coral or the Loggerhead Sea Turtles. These creatures burst into a colorful display of nature and are truly worth the visit.

5. IMAX Theater at Tropicana

No holiday is complete without a visit to the theatre, and when it comes to theaters in this city, you really can’t go past the IMAX Theater at Tropicana. The Quarter here is home to the city’s first and only IMAX theater, which is a massive five and a half story screen with enough surround sound to transport you into another world.

The great thing about this theater is that you can see blockbuster Hollywood films as well as IMAX 3D documentary releases. This is an experience that will make you feel like you are in the film and is guaranteed to be one the kids never forget.

Atlantic City is a must-see city is you are after resort, seaside living and want to experience adventure, fun and surprises around every corner. So if this sounds like the kind of holiday you are after, why not start planning your next family adventure to no other than Atlantic City.

Christine Barton

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Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life

February 20th, 2018

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Gay Talese wants to go to Iraq. “It so happens there is someone that’s working on such a thing right now for me,” the 75-year-old legendary journalist and author told David Shankbone. “Even if I was on Al-Jazeera with a gun to my head, I wouldn’t be pleading with those bastards! I’d say, ‘Go ahead. Make my day.'”

Few reporters will ever reach the stature of Talese. His 1966 profile of Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, was not only cited by The Economist as the greatest profile of Sinatra ever written, but is considered the greatest of any celebrity profile ever written. In the 70th anniversary issue of Esquire in October 2003, the editors declared the piece the “Best Story Esquire Ever Published.”

Talese helped create and define a new style of literary reporting called New Journalism. Talese himself told National Public Radio he rejects this label (“The term new journalism became very fashionable on college campuses in the 1970s and some of its practitioners tended to be a little loose with the facts. And that’s where I wanted to part company.”)

He is not bothered by the Bancrofts selling The Wall Street Journal—”It’s not like we should lament the passing of some noble dynasty!”—to Rupert Murdoch, but he is bothered by how the press supported and sold the Iraq War to the American people. “The press in Washington got us into this war as much as the people that are controlling it,” said Talese. “They took information that was second-hand information, and they went along with it.” He wants to see the Washington press corp disbanded and sent around the country to get back in touch with the people it covers; that the press should not be so focused on–and in bed with–the federal government.

Augusten Burroughs once said that writers are experience junkies, and Talese fits the bill. Talese–who has been married to Nan Talese (she edited James Frey‘s Million Little Piece) for fifty years–can be found at baseball games in Cuba or the gay bars of Beijing, wanting to see humanity in all its experience.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s interview with Gay Talese.

Contents

  • 1 On Gay Talese
  • 2 On a higher power and how he’d like to die
  • 3 On the media and Iraq
  • 4 On the Iraq War
  • 5 State of Journalism
  • 6 On travel to Cuba
  • 7 On Chinese gay bars
  • 8 On the literary canon
  • 9 Sources
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Hackers attack Church of Scientology website

February 20th, 2018

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wikinews has learned that according to an Internet posting made just over 24 hours ago, the Church of Scientology‘s website is being attacked by hackers, causing the site to shut down.

The attack was launched on Wednesday by a user labelled “Anonymous”, on the website “Insurgency Wiki”, a spinoff of 4chan. The “History” section of the site explains, in a satirical fashion, that the incident was prompted by the Church of Scientology’s attempts to remove a promotional video featuring Scientologist Tom Cruise from YouTube. Though YouTube is complying with the Church of Scientology’s requests to take down the video, other sites such as Gawker.com have stated that they will keep hosting the video.

So far, it’s the Internet: 1, Scientology: 0. But it’s a long game.

Writing in a blog post, Matthew Ingram of The Globe and Mail dubbed the ongoing conflict involving the Church of Scientology’s attempts to remove the Cruise video from the Internet: “Scientology vs. the Internet, part XVII”. He characterized the conflict between the Church of Scientology and anonymous posters of the Cruise video as “another small skirmish in a war that Scientology has been waging for almost 15 years, since the early days of newsgroups such as alt.religion.scientology, which posted internal church documents in 1994. Lawsuits have been filed, mailing lists have been shut down, homes of discussion group participants have been raided and their computers seized — an all-out war.”

Prompted I think by the Tom Cruise video, a new obsession is taking hold on the internet. An insurgency against The Church of Scientology.

One poster admitted to being a part of the effort, writing in a blog post “I have myself, as per instructions, loaded up Gigaloader and started bombarding the Scientology homepage. Theres [sic] something in the hilarious anarchy of the net that produces these ‘events’ every now and again.” The poster wrote that “Prompted I think by the Tom Cruise video, a new obsession is taking hold on the internet. An insurgency against The Church of Scientology.”

“Someone emailed me earlier today talking about a tool a group’s been using to attack the scientology website. It’s an interesting tool, created to overload/create malformed strings and crash a website’s database,” said the post by an unknown author on pigmy.

The Church’s website is currently unreachable. Some individuals reported that when they are able to reach the site, all they get is a message stating, “The word scientology means search for truth…”. As of 15:11 GMT the site was accessible again, but only loads at relatively slow speeds, and by the end of the day Saturday the site was not loading at all.

Posts on the message board for the Scientology-critic site Operation Clambake from Friday theorized that a denial-of-service attack had occurred, and wrote that as of Friday the Scientology.org site was either not loading at all, or loading very slowly. Critics of Scientology at the Internet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology were critical of the attacks to the Church of Scientology website, with one poster writing “How can people look at both sides if one side is gone?”

Traffic to the Scientology website had already increased 18-fold prior to the attack, following increased attention after the Tom Cruise video appeared on the Internet. At that time, one in three visits to the site came from BBC News, and the website increased to number 3 in the company Hitwise UK’s Lifestyle-Religion category.

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State Farm Insurance allegedly destroying papers

February 20th, 2018

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Zach Scruggs, a lawyer for United States Senator Trent Lott, says that State Farm Insurance Company is destroying records related to claims for damage from Hurricane Katrina.

The records allegedly contain information saying that State Farm fraudulently denied insurance claims made by its policy holders, including Lott, that had homes there were damaged or destroyed when Hurricane Katrina came ashore on the Gulf Coast.

Scruggs said that Lott has “good faith belief” that many employees of the insurance company in Biloxi, Mississippi are destroying engineer’s reports that were inconclusive as to whether or not water or wind was the main cause of damage to the buildings affected by the hurricane.

Lott is among thousands of home and/or business owners who had their property damaged or destroyed during the hurricane and had their claims denied because State Farm claimed that their policies don’t cover damage caused by floods or water that was driven by the wind.

State Farm has not issued a statement on the matter so far.

Armor Your Laptop In Style With Printable Laptop Sleeves}

February 20th, 2018

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As my headline suggests, this is about a printing service which could help you out in all possible probabilities. So in this system there are printing services companies who are trying to help you out by giving you a custom laptop sleeve or printed laptop sleeve within a few clicks. Thats not all you dont even have to move anywhere they will get it delivered to your doorstep when you would maybe wrapping up some priority work or maybe taking a break from work, or maybe spending some quality time on some important official work with your clients or team. This move will give a brand image to your venture and fetch some free promotion for you as where ever your team goes with their laptop they are variably or invariably promoting your brand for free.

Before I warp it up, and prepare for some new solution to some other problem of yours I would like to help you to choose the best one for you. My readers are pretty much known to this suggestion, this is because I generally dont fail to deliver this suggestion in any of my articles but I realize that many of you are new at my space, so I would like to suggest you this fact here itself and not exposing you to any hassle to move onto my previous articles.

Moving ahead, first thing you must take care is the company profile. The company must be big enough to make you feel secure about your money, as i say printing and printable whether it be a make your own laptop sleeve service or something else they have to give you quality and satisfaction on each penny spent by you. Now moving on, it would be better that the company has its own print setup if you are expecting good quality in small budget. This would surely help you to a great extent.

Certainly a setup assures presence of a quality assistant team for your products such as custom mobile covers, and a customer support team which is quick to respond as you can fetch the status from the same building. Logistics isn’t a big hassle for this, but certainly quality has to be pitch perfect to dig a tunnel to your customer’s heart, as you being a company too, you have to be specific about your money. Every wrong step takes you one step forward towards your loss.

Wrapping up, I would like to tell you that, you are the judge for your money, always invest in settled ventures and not in out-sourcing businesses to get a great value for money. Wishing you best of luck for your venture and you may get the best out of your money if you are looking forward to buy custom laptop sleeves online in india.

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Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian released on bail

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Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian released on bail

February 19th, 2018

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Taiwan’s former President, Chen Shui-bian (???), has been conditionally released on bail, some ten hours after he was indicted for corruption. Speaking to media at the Taipei District Court, he said: “I want to thank my lawyers, members of the Democratic Progressive Party and my supporters who have given me huge encouragement. I am grateful to those who cared for, supported and looked after me so I could get through the hardest and loneliest 32 days of my life in prison.” He earns the historical distinction of being the first ex-president of the Republic of China to be indicted for criminal offenses and could suffer life imprisonment if convicted.

Along with 13 other family members and close associates, including his wheelchair-bound wife, son Chen Chih-Chung, and daughter-in-law Huang Jui-ching, Chen was indicted Friday on charges of embezzling government funds and laundering money or ill-gotten bribes. The panel of three judges ruled he should appear at future court hearings and must not leave the country nor change his address.

Prosecutor Lin Che-hui accused Chen of having “embezzled 104 million New Taiwan dollars ($3.12 million) from a special presidential fund, and received bribes of $11.73 million in connection with a government land procurement deal and a separate construction project; the damning piece of evidence was the presence of NT$740 million ($22.2 million) in cash stashed in a Taipei bank safety vault held by the Chens.” Yuanta Securities director Tu Li-ping said, “she hand delivered NT$200 million ($6 million) in cash to Wu at the presidential residence in 2006 on behalf of executives of an affiliated bank; the money was an incentive for Wu not to interfere with a merger the bank was pursuing.”

Chen insists on his innocence. Contradicting the 100-page indictment, he said that “the $21 million his wife wired to their son’s Swiss bank accounts came from leftover campaign donations. Taiwanese law permits such donations to be kept by political candidates.”

In 1975, Chen married Wu Shu-chen (???), the daughter of a physician. The couple has a daughter, Chen Hsing-yu (???), who is a dentist; and a son, Chen Chih-Chung (???), who, having received a law degree in Taiwan, studied at and graduated with a M.A. degree from the University of California in 2005.

In November 2006, Chen’s wife Wu Shu-chen and three other high ranking officials of the Presidential Office were indicted for corruption, charged with misappropriating NT$14.8 million (USD$450,000) of government funds using falsified documents. Due to the protection from the Constitution against prosecution of the sitting president, Chen could not be prosecuted until he left office, and he was not indicted, but was alleged to be an accomplice on his wife’s indictment.

Chen’s term as President of the Republic of China ended in May 2008. Immediately thereafter, prosecutors began investigating him regarding allegations that he misused his discretionary “state affairs fund”, as well as his connection to the first family’s money-laundering activities. He resigned from the Democratic Progressive Party on August 15, 2008, one day after admitting to falsifying past campaign expenses and wiring campaign contributions to overseas accounts.

In November 2008, Chen was escorted by a security staff, into the Taipei prosecutor’s office for questioning. After 6 hours, he left the Supreme Court prosecutor`s office in handcuffs, was arrested and detained. The charges each carry a minimum penalty of 5 years imprisonment. Following a 6 day hunger strike while in detention, Chen collapsed and was rushed to Taipei’s Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, where he was later transferred to Panchiao Hospital for force-feeding. Despite Chen’s lack of interest in appealing, his lawyer Cheng Wen-long completed a motion seeking his release from detention and filed a notice of appeal of the court’s decision, along with a petition for constitutional interpretation to restrain actions violative of the Constitution.

Prosecutor General, Chen Tsung-ming said that after Chen’s case had been removed to the Taipei Local Court, he would re-file a petition for Chen’s detention. Chen and the main opposition DPP have accused President Ma Ying-jeou‘s administration of “using the scandals to plan a political plot against the former leader.”

Meanwhile, The Straits Times reported that “prosecutors are to investigate former President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang from 1988 to 2000, Lee Teng-hui on suspicion of money laundering, based on allegations made by Chen during his own questioning recently that his predecessor transferred large funds abroad through dummy accounts.” Mr. Lee angrily denied the accusations concerning “a suspected transfer of 50 million Taiwan dollars (US$2.26 million) to Mr Lee from a local stock investor via overseas dummy accounts.” Charges also included transactions made at the end of Lee’s tenure and at the beginning of Chen’s term, including “one billion Taiwan dollars that had been wired to various countries including Singapore.”

The China Post calls for calm and urges fair trial for Chen. “All the people should wait patiently for the outcome of the trial … They shouldn’t do anything to influence the judges in any way, because the rule of law in Taiwan is at stake. We should show the world that Taiwan is a democracy where anybody who commits a crime, be he a man on the street or a former president, is duly punished.” it said.

Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

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Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

February 19th, 2018

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Thursday, February 17, 2005

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on February 14, 2005 in Caracas, Venezuela. Brazil and Venezuela signed agreements of cooperation on many areas. According to the Brazilian government this was a strategical encounteur. This meeting is the first of three meetings that President Lula will have with South American Presidents in three days. The scheduled meetings are with the presidents of: Venezuela (February, 14), Guiana (February, 15) and Suriname (February, 16).

President Lula was accompanied by the following comitiva: the Minister of Development, Industry, and External Trade Luiz Fernando Furlan, the Minister of Finance Antônio Palocci, the Minister of Foreign Relations Celso Amorim, the Minister of Health Humberto Costa, the Minister of Mines and Energy Dilma Roussef, the Minister of Tourism Walfrido Mares Guia, the President of Petrobras José Eduardo Dutra, the President of National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES) Guido Mantega, the President of Eletrobrás Silas Rondeau Cavalcante Silva and the Special Secretary for Aquaculture and Fisheries José Fritsch. In addition a delegation of executives representing enterprises from Brazil accompanied the President.

The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations told the trip aims the construction of a strategical alliance and commercial integration between both countries. The Brazilian Presidential Advisor Marco Aurélio Garcia said:”With this gesture, Brazil will consolidate one of its major political goals, which is the constitution of a South American community of nations”. He added: “These agreements with Venezuela are strategical. We want this agreement as a model for other agreements in the region.”

According to President Lula the integration of the Latin America is the priority number one of his government. Days before the arrival in Venezuela and commenting about the trip Lula said: “We’re going to do the same thing in Colombia and in other countries in which integration is no longer a campaign speech but part of the way we deal with real things, day to day”.

The integration of the Latin America is the politics repeatedly proposed by Lula during the meetings of the Foro de São Paulo. According to him and the others members of the Foro there must be a integration among all the left parties and governments of Latin America. The union aims to be an alternative and opposing force to the politics and influence of the richest countries, mainly the United States. Among the organizations which are usually participants of the Foro de São Paulo are: Communist Party of Cuba, Colombian Communist Party, Communist Party of Bolivia, Communist Party of Brazil, Workers’ Party, Paraguayan Communist Party, Peruvian Communist Party, Socialist Party of Peru, National Liberation Army, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity, Tupamaros.

On December 4, 2001 during the 10th edition of the Foro de São Paulo in Havana Lula said:”A shoal of small fish may mean the finishing of the hungry in our countries, in out continent. We should not think as the History ended on our journey by the Earth. Even it happens just once, or with one gesture, let’s effectively contribute to the improve the life of millions of human beings who live socially excluded by this neoliberal model.”[1]

In Venezuela, once again, he brought out the integration wish: “This is the biggest dream I am carrying, that we can negotiate collectively, not like one country, but like a set of countries so we can do that our people may have the chance to conquer the full citizenship.”

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  • 1 Economic cooperation
  • 2 Military cooperation
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Men’s And Women’s Designer Jeans Make Designer Delicious

February 18th, 2018

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Men’s and Women’s Designer Jeans — Make Designer Delicious by Christine HarrellWhile not all men’s and women’s designer jeans are hot, even the trendiest styles can take a nose dive without the right flare. In today’s world, fashion is more than just high-end threads; it’s all about the attitude and the complete look. If you plan on taking big name threads from trendy denim to true celebrity-worthy style, it is all about how you wear them.Accessorizing Men’s Designer JeansMen’s big name denim looks nice all on its own, but to go from the ‘boy next door’ to fashion hottie, the secret is all in the accessories. Most men shy away from accessories, but the transformation brought on by a single item is stunning. Carefully select pieces that demonstrate true masculinity with a great fashion sense. Great examples of this are trends set by the likes of David Beckham and John Mayer. A wide leather bracelet, pewter charmed dog tags, and even mid length chain necklaces are top on the macho accessory list.For a slightly bolder statement of fashion presence, pick out a coordinating scarf or hat. The scarves are made of luxurious materials with the perfect touch of pattern and color. When it comes to hats, Swarovski crystals, touches of pewter, and artistic collages can dress up the plainest denim duds. Add these along with a ‘guess what I’m thinking’ look and you have yourself delicious designer denim that is guaranteed to kill.Dressing Up Women’s Designer JeansAsk any lady with an eye for fashion, and she’ll tell you the first step to accessorizing the right pair of jeans is selecting the perfect footwear. When it comes to sandals, look for wide and stylish straps that accent the embroidery and Swarovski crystals perfectly. If pumps are what you are into, look for styles with large patterns and details. Wide cuffs and stacked heels are all the rage when it comes to the hottest calf high boots. With handbags, select a small version or a large one, but look for bold embellishments and bright colors.When searching for the perfect jewelry to spark extra life into women’s designer jeans, wide bangles and bracelets with gold accents will definitely do the trick. Metal versions inspired by men’s fashions are fantastic for the girl wanting to add a feistier touch to her look. The same can be said for rings. Champagne rings and added charms add that extra little pizzazz that goes a long way. Rather than selecting too many pieces to wear at once, look for one or two pieces that will say almost everything and walk with the moves that say the rest.Hot denim jeans are popular because they look fantastic. The secret to really pulling off the effect of men’s and women’s designer jeans is what you put with it and how you feel while you’re in them. Select the perfect accessories and coordinate your look. All that’s left is to put a little attitude in your step and your delicious denim look is complete.Author is a freelance copywriter. For more information on men’s and women’s desinger jeans, visit emoda.com.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com

US Department of Health proposes priorities for flu vaccine distribution

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US Department of Health proposes priorities for flu vaccine distribution

February 18th, 2018

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Draft guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in November have established a series of tiers and categories for distribution of scarce vaccine in the event of pandemic flu. These guidelines give strong preference for emergency responders, military and national security personnel, and socially important occupations, such as top politicians, energy sector and communications personnel, bankers, and newborn infants. Distribution of vaccine to the elderly occupies a low priority, especially in the event of a severe pandemic with a case-fatality rate of 2% or more causing more than 1.8 million deaths. The scheme differs significantly from that proposed in Britain in 2005, which gave high priority to the elderly, noting that most of the deaths in recent years – ranging from 12,000 to 29,000 annually – were in elderly patients.

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Tier 1. Deployed/mission critical national security, health care providers, police, fire, vaccine manufacturers, top politicians Priority 1. Health care workers, nursing home staff
Tier 1*. Pregnant women, infants (*Sub-tier plan places at lower priority than other Tier 1) Priority 2. Fire, police, security, communications, utilities, undertakers, armed forces
Tier 2. Intelligence, border, national guard, other domestic national security, community support, electricity, natural gas, communications, water, critical government personnel, children, household contacts of infants Priority 3. High medical risk (e.g. diabetes, immunosuppressed)
Priority 4. All over 65 years of age
Tier 3. Other active duty military, important health care, transport, food, banking, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil sector personnel, postal and other government, children Priority 5. Selected industries, e.g. pharmaceuticals
Tier 4. High risk conditions, all over 65 years of age Priority 6. Children
Tier 5. General public Priority 7. General public

The plan is open to public comment under U.S. Federal Register guidelines until December 31.